For the volleyball Warriors, an extended road trip would not be complete without a barbecue. Today, graduate assistant Jarrod Lofy’s parents are hosting a barbecue for the Warriors and their families in Long Beach.
The Warriors have some downtime today because the WNIT game will delay their practice in Pauley Pavilion until 7:30 tonight. Besides, two of the Fs — food and family — are part of the Warriors’ culture. After each home match, there is a potluck; sometimes visiting teams are invited to participate. But that’s not unusual. It was sportscaster Jim Leahey who initially suggested that the visiting team’s seniors also be recognized on UH’s senior night, a tradition that remains in place.
The ohana spirit is widespread on the Manoa campus. The softball team’s post-game meals are legendary.
On those Sunday nights spent in video reviews and game-planning, Norm Chow will make sure his assistant coaches and staff are fed, catering dinners in the office. Chow also will use his own money to pay for lunch outings for his staff. Make that the three Fs — food, family and football.